Description:

Yield or Quality? Have both with Forage First FF 4215.HVX RR Alfalfa

Forage First FF 4215.HVX RR alfalfa has HarvXtra® benefits including lower lignin, greater flexibility and the same or better yield with less cost.

  • Better manage the yield vs. quality trade-off
  • Less lignin and higher neutral detergent fiber digestibility (NDFD)
  • Unprecedented flexibility by widening alfalfa cutting windows
  • Bred for improved disease resistance and winter-hardiness
  • Superb yield potential and agronomic characteristics to maximize feed value
  • Fast recovery for frequent harvest schedules under intense management

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Overview:
Cutting System: 3-5
Fall Dormancy: 4.2
Winter Survival: 1.5
Total DRI: 30/30

Disease & Pest Control:
Phytophthora Root Rot: HR
Verticillium Wilt: HR
Anthracnose: HR
Bacterial Wilt: HR
Fusarium Wilt: HR
Aphanomyces Race 1: HR
Aphanomyces Race 2: NR
Pea Aphid: R
Potato Leafhopper: NR
Stem Nematode: R

Characteristics:
Establishment: Fast
Persistence: High
Drought Tolerance: High
Winter Hardiness: High
Palatability: High
Yield Potential: High
Grazing Tolerance: High

Resistance Ratings:

HR = Highly Resistant, 51% or more resistant plants
R = Resistant, 31 – 50% resistant plants
MR = Moderately Resistant, 15 – 30% resistant plants
LR = Low Resistance, 6 – 14% resistant plants
S = Susceptible, 0 – 5% resistant plants
NR = Not Rated

Seeding Rate:
Alone (lbs./acre): 15-20
Mixes (lbs./acre): 8-10
Seeds/lb.: 227,000
Depth (in.): 1/4 (fine textured soil); 1/2 (sandy soil)

Planting Time:
Mar.-May; Aug.-Sept.
Emergence (days): 7
Life Cycle: Perennial

Adaptation
Grows best on deep, well-drained, friable soil with pH 6.5-7.5.

Establishment
Plant alfalfa seed in clean, smooth, firm seedbed with adequate moisture. Ensure good surface drainage. Do not seed as first crop on newly leveled land where fill may settle and cause poor surface drainage. A combination drill and packer is desirable. Cultipack soil before and after seeding to help stand establishment.

Spring seeding can occur 30 days before last killing frost. Late summer-sown alfalfa seed can also be successful. Allow for adequate growth prior to first killing frost.

Rotational Grazing:

Graze early bloom (1/4 in. bloom) to 2 in. Potential bloat hazard. Use caution when grazing. Alfalfa best withstands grazing if rotated frequently or grazed in small strips.

Hay or Haylage Harvest:

Cut early bloom; last cutting should be 3-4 wks. before first killing frost.

Roundup Ready®:

To maximize benefit of Roundup Ready® alfalfa, apply glyphosate to alfalfa seedling at 3-5 trifoliate stage with weeds less than 4 in. tall.

For the 2017 growing season, growers must direct any product produced from HarvXtra® alfalfa with Roundup Ready® technology seed or crops (including hay and hay products) only to US domestic use. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product.

Due to factors outside of Forage Genetics International’s (FGI) control, such as weather, crop production patterns and other factors, results to be obtained, including but not limited to yields or financial performance, cannot be predicted or guaranteed by FGI. Results are based upon FGI controlled tests and field trials and public trials. Results may vary.
ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready® crops contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Roundup Ready® and Roundup® are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC, used under license by Forage Genetics International, LLC. HarvXtra® is a registered trademark of Forage Genetics International, LLC.

HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® technology is enabled with technology from The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc. © 2017 Forage Genetics International, LLC.